Archive for Monday, February 4, 2013

Kansas City man charged with federal gun crime after arrest at local club

February 4, 2013


Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with felony gun possession following a Sunday morning arrest at Magic Lounge, 804 W. 24th St.

Dion Marcell Jones was arrested after police responded to Magic Lounge following a concert that had performers and attendees from a "criminal street gang from the Kansas City, Kan." area, according to the criminal complaint.

The same gang had been "involved in numerous incidences involving firearm violence over several years."

Officers walking through the parking lot of Magic noticed a Glock brand handgun concealed under the front seat of a Chevrolet Impala shortly after 1 a.m. Police conducted surveillance on the vehicle, and when Jones entered the car, arrested him.

Jones is currently on probation stemming from a 2012 drug-selling conviction out of Wyandotte County. Jones has been transferred from the Douglas County Jail to federal custody.


budtugly 4 years ago

Lets make another law banning guns that will fix this problem!

windjammer 4 years ago

Our LPD fixed this problem. Get a life.

ksjayhawk74 4 years ago

If I'm reading your statement correctly, you want a law that specifically bans guns that fix this problem. That might be difficult to word such a law that only bans problem fixing guns.

Would only problem causing guns be legal? Would a gun suddenly be illegal once it has solved a problem?

jhawkinsf 4 years ago

Representing the 'dotte. And the Magic Club as well.

windjammer 4 years ago

My point is the LPD fixed this problem. He is not here in Lawrence. He is on his way to the federal pen. We have laws that cover this crime and the LPD solved it. And by the way you are welcome.

windjammer 4 years ago

I didn't write one word about more police or more laws. My point was and still is the LPD fixed the problem. Get a life and learn to read.

Tim Quest 4 years ago

I think it's about time to take a bulldozer to 804 W 24th St. I don't think anything other than underage drinking and violence has happened there in at least 15 years, regardless of the bar's name or ownership. And considering I got into a drunken fight there as a KU freshman in 1997, I think that streak goes back quite a ways.

jehovah_bob 4 years ago

If you don't want to be treated like a criminal, then stop acting like a criminal. It's the same reason I don't hang out with white guys who wear Ed Hardy and tribal tattoos.

Alyosha 4 years ago

Great example of good police work removing a threat before anything terrible happened.

And yet another example of how trained and professional government employees — the police, here — along with enforcement of laws designed to keep the peace and foster the public good, are a necessary defense against gun violence.

Note how it was not the vigilante fantasy of "a good guy with a gun" that stopped potential gun violence, but a well-trained professional government employee.

Great job, police officers. And thank God taxes haven't been irresponsibly cut to the extent that the police who noticed the gun would've been laid off or furloughed.

notorious_agenda 4 years ago

Newsflash. Cops are good guys with guns.

Linda Kucza 4 years ago

" thank God taxes haven't been irresponsibly cut to the extent that the police who noticed the gun would've been laid off or furloughed".....yet!!

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